The District of Columbia lost the following individuals to violence in recent days:
- October 5 — 300 block of 15th Street, NE (shooting)
32-year-old Walter Leon Baylor, of Northeast
- October 6 — 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE (shooting)
26-year-old Marquis Jones, of no fixed address.
- October 6 — 4600 block of Benning Road, SE (shooting)
21-year-old Avery Anderson, of Southeast
- October 7 — 1300 block of Good Hope Road, SE (stabbing)
30-year-old Jean-Claude Jackson, of no fixed address.
- October 9 — 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE (stabbing)
53-year-old Curtis Barnum, of Southeast
- October 9 — 1600 block of Montana Avenue, NE (shooting)
26-year-old Robert Merritt, of Northeast
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We are still in the 30-day mourning period for the following individuals lost to violence in the District:
- September 9 — 2800 block of Stanton Road, SE (shooting)
18-year-old Taquan Pinkney, of Southeast
- September 9 — 3100 block of 16th Street, NW (stabbing)
37-year-old Israel Gomez of Northwest
- September 10 — 800 block of Chesapeake Street, SE (shooting)
23-year-old Abdual Giles, of no fixed address
- September 10 — 1900 block of Valley Terrace, SE (9/5 burn injury)
6-month-old Brooklynn Zakiyaa Hill-Davis, of Northwest
following autopsy, homicide was announced on September 12
- September 18 — 1400 block of 11th Street, NW (stabbing)
35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez, of Northwest
- September 21 — 5100 block of F Street, SE (shooting)
41-year-old Terrell Butler, of Northeast
- September 21 — 900 block of 3rd Street, SW (shooting)
27-year-old Kajuan Deris Young, of Southwest
- September 22 — 1600 block of Euclid Street, NW (shooting)
37-year-old James Thomas Dunn, of Southeast
- September 23 — 3400 block of 22nd Street, SE (shooting)
42-year-old William Hayworth, of Southeast
- September 23 — 1400 Block of Howard Road, SE (shooting)
28-year-old Ervin Eugene Watkins, of Southeast
- September 23 — 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, SE (shooting)
45-year-old Juan Dwayne Jackson, of Oxon Hill, MD.
- September 24 — 2300 block of 14th Street, NE (shooting)
47-year-old Ervin Aull, of no fixed address.
- September 24 — 2500 block of Bowen Road, SE (shooting)
23-year-old Damon Dickens, of Woodbridge, VA.
- September 24 — 1800 block of Benning Road, NE (shooting)
25-year-old Marquiawn Williams, of Northeast
- September 25 — 6200 block of Eastern Avenue, NE (shooting)
24-year-old Anthony Daniel Lawson, of Southeast
- September 29 — 1600 block of U Street, SE (shooting)
28-year-old Henry Isaacs of Southeast
- September 30 — 1500 block of Benning Road, NE (shooting)
27-year-old Wilbert Brooks, of Northeast
On March 5, two 1985 deaths in the Unit Block of Quincy Place, NW, were re-classified from accidental to homicide:
- 42-year-old Bessie Mae Duncan
- 40-year old Roy Picott, both of Northwest
- Three skeletal remains, all declared homicides, found on 100 block of Wayne, SE, are yet to be identified
#SayThisName for each person lost.
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Data are taken from DC’s Metropolitan Police Department notices. (See “About” for a little more.)
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